President Obama may have lied repeatedly while telling Americans that they would be able to keep their insurance plans if they liked them, but according to The New York Times, that’s not a lie – that’s just a slip of the tongue. “Mr. Obama clearly misspoke when he said that,” the Times editorial board spun. Then the Times said that the fib was totally justified, since Americans had to be convinced to give up their insurance for better insurance plans under Obamacare – as though the free market does not allow people to do that already. In true fascist fashion, the Times wrote:
Indeed, in all the furor, people forget how terrible many of the soon-to-be-abandoned policies were. This overblown controversy has also obscured the crux of what health care reform is trying to do, which is to guarantee that everyone can buy insurance without being turned away or charged exorbitant rates for pre-existing conditions and that everyone can receive benefits that really protect them against financial or medical disaster, not illusory benefits that prove inadequate when a crisis strikes.
The ends justify the means in Times-land, which explains the Times‘ peculiar willingness to cover for Obama’s lies for years on end.